Monday, May 14, 2012

Are you qualified for mentorship?


All this week in a continuation of the mentorship series, I’m going to talk about qualifying for mentorship.

Qualifying?

Yes, I said qualifying.

This is one of those things folks just seem to have a hard time understanding.

They think because they are employed somewhere that their boss is required to mentor them. 

False.

Your boss supervises you but they don’t have to mentor you. Consider it a great perk of your employment if your boss mentors you.

People believe that because they are in a church the pastor or pastor’s wife is required to mentor them.

False.

Please consider it a great honor and privilege if your pastor takes the extra time and care to personally mentor you. Your pastor is entrusted with the leading of the flock the primary role of which is training and equipping however they do have a choice of what and who to focus on within that area. 

Mentorship doesn’t happen because you just show up somewhere. You have to qualify.

If you are thoroughly confused by now and wondering what in the world I’m talking about and perhaps even getting a little irked, you really need this series. 

The first thing I’ll encourage you to do is pray. Ask God to prepare you for qualification. Seek Him in leading you to the right mentor/mentors, and ask Him to prepare your heart to receive.

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